Are you ready for a kick in the pants? Oh, I mean, a dose of motivation!
Plan your week
Time flies when you don’t have things scheduled. Break your day into chunks of time! Set a timer to keep you on track. Just say “no” to non-emergency, low priority family requests (Perhaps just for this week).
Please, please, please- Pick up the phone
I know how hard it is. But picking up the phone and calling someone is often times just the trick to getting someone’s attention. If you have send email after email and haven’t gotten any response, shake it up a bit by varying your method of communication. It is easy for emails to get overlooked. Don’t assume that a lack of response means no.
Where are you volunteering?
Don’t overlook the opportunity to help others. Be strategic about where you volunteer right now. Think about professional associations or groups that could benefit from your talents. Hang with the employed people.
Are you frustrated in your search? What is it you find most difficult? Go ahead, leave a comment!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.